we were doing to the families in their class. Family’s plans were being put on
hold and the unbelievable stress put on kids was being allowed to continue. It is
even worse they continued, all this for a test which isn’t valid.
and as a result was allowed to read the questions. Question after question they
felt were invalid, covering standards not introduced to third graders. When
they asked about it they were told that the test had outlier questions built
into it because they were still developing the test.
the test using our kids as guinea pigs with their futures on the line. The
state is asking kids to build a bike while they are riding it.
aware that the company that was hired to validate the FSA tests say they won’t
be back with their report untll the end of August when the next school year is
does not have to wait for the results of the test. Other districts are using,
IREADY, the Stanford 10 and Achieve, common tests or software that districts use
during the year and trusting teachers by using report cards, or you know what happens
in every other grade. Only third graders
face such a heavy penalty for not doing well on the state tests, one that I
again remind you nobody knows if it is valid or not.
kids that failed their classes but almost universally people think it is wrong
to fail kids based on one test, especially this year’s test. The super should
step up and say, that isn’t going to happen here.
To see what another district is doing, click the link: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/education/lack-of-state-test-data-creating-headaches-for-school-district_76979486